Local UPS package handlers caught up in national Teamsters power struggle

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    Local UPS package handlers caught up in national Teamsters power struggle - Insider Louisville

    As thousands of unionized local UPS package handlers are weighing how to vote on a new contract proposal in the next three weeks, they’ve become ensnared in a political battle for national union leadership that has pitted the local boss, Fred Z, against Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa.

    Zuckerman, whose Local 89 is one of the nation’s largest and represents the bulk of UPS’s 21,000 Louisville workers, opposes the tentative five-year agreement negotiated by Hoffa’s team.

    Hoffa and Zuckerman clashed in a narrow election for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters leadership in 2016, and Zuckerman announced this year that he would try, with the help of an ally in Boston, to oust Hoffa again in 2021.